Hope Restored is another enjoyable book by Carrie Ann Ryan. This captivating contemporary romance is the third (and most likely final) book in the Gallagher Brothers series.
Among his siblings, Murphy Gallagher is the last remaining bachelor, and he intends on staying single. However, his world has drastically shifted due to cancer, and then Tessa Stone becomes an integral part of his life. In order to move forward with their newly-formed relationship, Tessa has to overcome serious issues in her past, while Murphy's former childhood cancer concerns have re-materialized in the present day.
Along with an emotional cancer storyline, there's a slight underlying mystery. Overall, it's a romantically sweet, yet passionate story with Murphy and Tessa's romantic relationship being very descriptive. The main characters are highly captivating, while the secondary characters add depth and additional humor to the story.
Since it's the third book in Gallagher Brothers series, it's ideal to start with the first book, even though Hope Restored can be read as a standalone. I recommend reading the connected Montgomery Ink series and the entire Gallagher Brothers series to fully meet the extensive list of Montgomery and Gallagher family members, as well as to fully comprehend the strength and love in the secondary characters' relationships and interactions.
With Murphy as the last single Gallagher, I'm disappointed that this is probably the end of the Gallagher Brothers series, yet I'm looking forward to upcoming books in the Montgomery Ink series and additional spin-off series! :)
Hope Restored is recommended and geared towards those who enjoy reading passionate and descriptive contemporary romances.
Note: I received this book from the author, who provided ARC copies for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for ebooks, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.